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Windows 7: I want to get GWX.

25 Jul 2015   #1
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
I want to get GWX.

I want to get windows 10 as the proposed free upgrade. I used to be a part of the insider program, but for some reasons I am quitting out of it. Now I have installed windows 7 back and I want to get the GWX app, but I am not having it.

What I have already done is .....

I have installed windows 7 and activated it.
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I updated windows, got all of them, Impotent, Recommended and Optional.
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The GWX update is also installed there.
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Still I am not getting the GWX app.
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I have restarted my computer for a number of times before posting here.

If anybody kindly help me to get it, I will be grateful.

Thanks a lot in advance.




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25 Jul 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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Check If GWX.exe Is Running

Open Task Manager and in the Processes tab, look for a process called GWX.exe which should be running. If it isn’t, go to C:\Windows\System32\GWX and run the GWX.exe file.
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25 Jul 2015   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Rich.

Thanks a great lot for the help.

No, GWX.exe is not running in the process tab of the task manager.
Then I went to C:\Windows\System32\GWX and run GWX.exe by double clicking on it. Nothing happened. Then I run it as administrator. Still nothing happened.

Then I ran all the five .exe files in C:\Windows\System32\GWX .... GWX, GWXConfigManager, GWXDetector, GWXUX and GWXUXWorker. Now GWXUX.exe is running as a process, but not GWX.exe.

What went wrong there?
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25 Jul 2015   #4
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

There are two updates you will need. See How to display the Windows 10 upgrade icon if it is not visible - gHacks Tech News for its number and how to make the icon visible.

I personally will be skipping WX.
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25 Jul 2015   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

This should do the trick

What Microsoft Suggests

If all else fails try this, open Notepad and paste the following;
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
:CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready >nul
if NOT "%errorlevel%" == "0" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"

Save this file with the name Windows10Upgrade.cmd. You can name the file anything but the extension should be CMD. Next, run this file as an administrator. It may take some time, up to ten minutes before you see the app

Source Addictive Tips
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25 Jul 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I want to reserve my free copy of Windows 10, but I don?t see - Microsoft Community

In the Answer - skip to "This section posted by Susan Bradley:"

Rest of the instructions in first link.

I reserved it on one of my older machines with this tool, which had all updates.
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25 Jul 2015   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Uninstalled KB3035583, got afresh it form this link.

The content of the C:\Windows\System32\GWX folder is a little different now. But nothing happened as previous.

Running the script now. Let us see how it goes.
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25 Jul 2015   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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Got it! Thank you so much Rich!
I also express my gratitude to Paul and Gokhan. Thank you so much.

EDIT:
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25 Jul 2015   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The pleasure is mine, helping someone who has helped so many.
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26 Jul 2015   #10
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks Archie! I'm going to upgrade to Windows 10 too!

Time to upgrade my 2 laptops to Windows 10!
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